Definition of Ascorbate

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of ascorbic acid ¹

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Definition of Ascorbate

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Medical Definition of Ascorbate

1. A salt or ester of ascorbic acid. Ascorbate oxidase, a copper-containing enzyme that catalyses the oxidation of l-ascorbic acid with O2 to l-dehydroascorbic acid. Some forms of ascorbate oxidase use NADP+ as well. Used as an antitumour enzyme. Synonym: ascorbase. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascorbate

ascomycetous fungus
ascorbate (current term)
ascorbate-cyanide test
ascorbate oxidase
ascorbic acid
ascorbic acid deficiency
ascorbyl palmitate
ascot tie

Literary usage of Ascorbate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Food Chemicals Codex: First Supplement to the Fifth Edition by Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"Niacinamide ascorbate Nicotinamide ascorbate DESCRIPTION CAS: [1987-71-9] Niacinamide ascorbate occurs as a yellow colored powder that may gradually darken ..."

2. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"In addition to ascorbate, the apoplastic compartment contains a variety of other ... It has been known for over three decades that ascorbate protects plants ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Thus the activated complex in both cases may be postulated as involving a vanadyl-ascorbate complex. The difference in the activation parameters of the ..."

4. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Ti-ascorbate is stable up to pH 8 and apparently is not toxic to living systems. Pais (1983) found that Ti-ascorbate increased the yield of various crops. ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Smokers had significantly lower baseline values of serum ascorbate, maximal expiratory flow at 50% of forced vital capacity ..."

6. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), Fnb, High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
"Ten milligrams per day of urinary oxalate comes from endogenous synthesis (Holmes, 2000), and ascorbate is one precursor. Massey and colleagues (2005) ..."

7. Radiant Healing: The Many Paths to Personal Harmony and Planetary Wholeness by Bellamy Isabel, Isabel Bellamy, Donald MacLean, Maclean Donald (2005)
"Vitamin C can be taken in the form of calcium ascorbate, ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate. Calcium ascorbate is the least irritating to the stomach. ..."

8. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(a) Ferrous ascorbate (CAS Reg. No. 24808—52—4) is a reaction product of ferrous hydroxide and ascorbic acid. It is a blue-violet product containing 16 ..."

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